About Nissan Maxima
Nissan Maxima was a compact and mid-size but is a full-size vehicle now manufactured by the exceptional Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Company Ltd since 1981. The first Nissan Maxima was introduced in 1981 for the 1982 model year when it was called as Datsun Maxima to replace the Datsun 810. It carried this name from 1981 to 1983. Having been produced for eight generations, Nissan Maxima has won many awards and recognition such as Motor Trend's 1995 Import Car of the Year, being on Car and Driver Magazine's Ten Best List and so on.
The seventh-generation Nissan Maxima (A35; 2008-2014) was first unveiled at the 2008 New York International Auto Show and built at the Nissan D platform with Nissan Altima and Nissan Murano. It was offered in S and SV trim levels with several premium and technology packages available. As a 4-door sedan, Nissan Maxima then got power from a 3.5 L VQ35DE V6 engine that could produce 290 hp and 261 pound feet of torque and this engine was mated to CVT. Then the eighth-generation Nissan Maxima (A36; 2015-present) made its debut at an ad during Super Bowl XLIX. Now, Nissan Maxima has S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum trim levels. It also got a new engine option – the 2.5 L QR25DE I4 engine but engines are still attached to a CVT.
Nissan Maxima Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
People would use Nissan Maxima as a commuting transportation tool and it won't have to deal with varying difficult driving conditions as a pickup truck or a SUV, it is a sedan after all. But Nissan Maxima could not withstand the natural beat like every vehicle and problems would emerge on it:
First, transmission issues. Jerking when shifting, simply transmission not work correctly and transmission slips and jerks are what Nissan Maxima drives complained about this vehicle at the car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com. People with same problem about transmission and they helped others to diagnose earlier as they said signs about this problem also include difficulty in shifting and illuminated Check Engine Light, which you may think it only indicates engine problem. And they told the Maxima valve body, motor and transmission mount and camshaft position sensor are often the culprits.
Second, engine and suspension failures. It seems that no matter how high quality an engine is, it still would wear and tear and fail eventually. Nissan Maxima would manifest engine issues as strange noises from engine, vehicle suffering from no starting or hard starting, engine backfiring or misfiring, decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy, and activated Check Engine Light for sure. Maxima engine mount, ignition coil, spark plug and intake manifold gasket should take responsibility for these symptoms. As for suspension issues, coil spring insulator, sway bar bushing, control arm shaft kit and shock and strut mount could not escape for suspicion.
You may think knowing how to react when encountering any problem in your Nissan Maxima is enough, which is far from right. Because the best way is to prevent any incident from happening, which means you should always be prepared well. Door lock actuator would malfunction and expose your car and property to being stolen, the power steering hose is inevitable to collapse after overexposure to heat and overuse, headlight bulb and headlight would become dim and emblem would fall off after long-term exposure to harsh conditions. They all should get maintained periodically rather than get replaced when problems arise.
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